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such as the united states, china and russia. about 70,000 people gathered to attend park's inauguration. many of them want her to address the growing income gap between rich and poor and they want her to stabilize relations on the korean peninsula. >> translator: i won a place at the inauguration online. i just graduated from university but haven't found a job yet. i hope our new president will focus on job creation. >> translator: i'm concerned about north korea. they seem to be doing things to provoke other countries, so i hope park's government can resolve these issues. >> reporter: park has now moved into the blue house where she spent part of her 20s when her father was president. after she hosted a party with south korean politicians and foreign dignitaries, the festivities will be over and she will have to start putting her promises into practice. anna jung, nhk world, seoul. >>> park inherits a host of challenges and some are wondering whether she will fare any better than her predecessor, lee myung-bak. lee hongchun, professor at keio university, drew insights from park's inaugural speech. w
from russia following an incident in the air. defense ministry officials say two russian war planes violated the country's air space on thursday. they say it happened just before 3:00 p.m. southwest of rishiri island off hokkaido. air self defense force commander scrambled four fighter jets. the russian aircraft left japanese air space after about a minute. officials immediately launched a protest with the russian embassy in tokyo. they are calling for an investigation. russian authorities say they will confirm the details. foreign ministry spokespersons say this is the first time in five years russian aircraft have violated japanese air space. february 7th is significant because that's the date in 1855 japanese and russian leaders signed a treaty recognizing the islands as part of japan. people in tokyo held an annual rally on thursday to call on russia to honor that agreement and return the territory. prime minnesout minister abe vop working. he told vladimir putin that he wants to find a solution. a swift solution is needed. >> translator: the japanese government will press ahead
with officials of china and russia, which are permanent members of the u.n. security council. >>> south korea's incoming president says she may have to decide,deal with it as part of her administration. she made it part of her platform in how to build relations and trust with the north. >> translator: north korean actions affect our policy. the north should understand with any further pro provocation, we will be able to have a dialogue, even if we want to. >> park made the remark on wednesday at a meeting of transition committee panel on foreign affairs in north/south relation. she said the north's nuclear test on tuesday clearly shows the difficulty of building trust and peace on the korean peninsula. she indicated that for the time being, she will focus on preventing such provocation to avoid anxiety spreading among the south korean people. >>> south korean military personnel are trying to determine the type of bomb used for their test. they have taken to the sea and the sky to search for radioactive substances. a defense ministry spokesperson says the samples could help determine the makeu
court decision. >>> scientists in russia have gotten their hands on an almost intact brain of an animal that lived 39 million years ago. they removed the brain from the carcass of a mammoth discovered in the siberian tundra. she is believed to have been about 10 years old when she died. the carcass was about 3 meters long and partly covered with soft hair. the academy of scientist released photos. they cut open the skull and put the extracted brain in a preserving solution. several hundred mammoth skulls have been found in russia. but yucca's brain is the first to be extracted in near-complete form. >> translator: it's a great scientific discovery. i have never seen a brain before. >> they hope studying the brain will help them understand more about the extinct animal's behavior. >>> charlie chaplin said a day without laughter is a day wasted. on a daily basis, them pakistan face news of political instability and terrorist attacks but one man is devoting him stove bringing laughter back into their lives. nhk world's correspondent has more. >> reporter: this tv commercial is widely popul
the cold air will seep in out of russia, bringing temperatures down in places like seoul, toward northeastern china and will mix in with the stationary boundary lingering around southeastern china, bringing snowfall in places like shanghai and seeing temperatures around 10 degrees below normal average for this time of the year and also towards hong kong, rainshowers, high of 21. beijing, minus 3. cold spot, think it's cold where you are, ulan bator, minus three going into thursday. americas, a storm system out of southern texas. as it pushes toward the east, it's pulling in warm air from the south. cooler surface temperatures to the lower mississippi valley. off to the north, on the other hand it will be bringing up to 30 inches of snow to michigan, the glove portion of the state as it pushes off toward the east, enhanced by the lake-effect snow in some areas. temperatures on the cold side. minus one for why your high in chicago. minus 1 in winnipeg. good news going into thursday and friday, warm temperatures to the south will eventually start to push off there toward the north a
the earth. it's fair to say this event was completely unforeseen. >> the incident in russia, coming ahead another out of this world event. an asteroid is on course to make a close approach to the earth, but there's is no possibility of a collision. the asteroid is called 2012 d.a. 14. scientists estimate its 45 meters in diameter and weighs 130,000 tons. it revolves around the sun about once a year. nasa analysts say it will be closest to earth on friday at 2:25 p.m. new york time. that's 4:25 a.m. on saturday in tokyo. the analysts say the asteroid will be less than 28,000 kilometers tr earth, closer than some weather satellites. speed is estimated 1.78 kilometers per second. scientists say people in japan will be able to watch the asteroid travel southwest to west early saturday morning local time by using binoculars or telescopes. nasa says asteroids of similar size have come as close once every 40 years and collide with the earth once every 1,200 years. >>> researchers in the united states believe north korea could be preparing a new missile launch in the wake of tuesday's nuclear tes
russia. a small low here, weakening, just a little drizzle of snow heading out towards the east. and that will be winning down. it will stay very unsettled for southern locations. one system coming through the balkans will bring snow to the upper elevations and heavy rain that could result in flash flooding. the next round of moisture from the atlantic to the iberian peninsula. temperatures, minus 4 in stockholm. zero in kiev. a 14 in athens, not too bad here and 16 in lisbon. here's your extended forecast. >>> a horse from michigan has gone viral on the internet after a video showed she is an expert escape artist. 9-year-old mare, mariska, taught herself how to open the latch on her stall and be set free. she can open the stalls of the other horses and even open the refrigerator to get a snack. she has attracted 800,000 views since being posted last month. >> we believe that mariska's motivation to opening the latch and doing her houdini trick, she basically thinks with her stomach. she had a snack in the grain room, then the motivation is to get outside to the grass. >> it loo
the current situation will accomplish nothing. the prime minister said he hopes to strengthen ties with russia by visiting the country later this year. he said the relationship has great potential. abe said it's unacceptable that north korean authorities went ahead with their recent nuclear test. he said he will work with other countries to deal harshly with them. the prime minister spent his first two months in office focused on jump starting the economy. he's betting his pick for the next bank of japan governor will push his agenda forward. haruhiko kuroda has been nominated as the nominee. he's president of the asian development bank. kuroda was once a senior finance ministry official. the 68-year-old has head of the adb since 2005. it approved by the diet, he will take over the boj post. the prime minister put forward the names of the two deputy governors. they are gakushuin university professor kikuo iwata and boj executive director hiroshi nakaso. it needs support from the opposition parties as the ruling coalition does not have the majority in the upper house. many members of the major
from the british aisles right into western russia. there are a couple systems here. this one bringing rain and thunderstorms across the balkans and italy as well. and then over in the southwest, there is going to be a little bit of a persistent system here impacting you in spain as well as portugal. here are your temperatures. 7 degrees in london as well as in paris. but then the temperatures drop away as we head in towards central europe. 2 degrees in vienna. 3 in berlin. minus 5 for the high in moscow with minus 4 in kiev. here's your extended forecast. >>> visitors to a city office near tokyo are enjoying a display of imperial elegance in miniature form. hina dolls represent members of the nobility. the dolls are the centerpiece of a festival every march. families set them out as a way to pray for good health for their daughters. craftsmen in the city have been making the dolls for nearly 400 years. residents collected more than 1800 dolls from all over the country. they are displaying them to draw attention in visitors. the dolls at the top are seven meters off the floor. >> trans
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